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Ellen Grootegoed

Functie

Universitair Docent

Organisatie

wetenschappelijk personeel, Leerstoel Burgerschap en Humanisering van de Publieke Sector

Biografie

Ellen Grootegoed completed an interdisciplinary bachelor at the Utrecht University Honours College, with tracks in Sociology and Psychology (Bachelor
of Arts 2005). Then, she specialised in the analysis of social policy, in the master programme Social Policy and Social Interventions at Utrecht University
(Master of Science 2007, cum laude). In 2007, she started to conduct research in the field of care and welfare policies. Between 2007 and 2009 she worked as a junior researcher/teacher at Utrecht University, Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science, where she worked on the analysis of choice schemes in long-term care, and the combination of care and work. Her PhD trajectory at the University of Amsterdam, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, was
performed in the period 2009-2013. In this period she conducted her research on welfare state reform in long-term care, followed a PhD training program, and taught Sociology bachelor students. Between  2013-2014, she worked for the University of Edinburgh as Chrystal Macmillan Research Fellow in Social Policy, conducting a study on austerity in social work. Since 2014, Ellen Grootegoed is Assistant Professor at the University of Humanistic Studies, teaching both Bachelor and Master students. Her current research focuses on care voluntarism in time stressed societies.